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Meaning of PANTOMIME

Pronunciation:  'pantu`mIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a performance using gestures and body movements without words
  2. [v]  act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple"

PANTOMIME is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dumb show, mime, mime
 See Also: act, acting, panto, performing, play, playact, playacting, playing, roleplay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pan"to*mime\, n. [F., fr. L. pantomimus, Gr. ?, lit.,
    all-imitating; ?, ?, all + ? to imitate: cf. It. pantomimo.
    See {Mimic}.]
    1. A universal mimic; an actor who assumes many parts; also,
       any actor. [Obs.]
    2. One who acts his part by gesticulation or dumb show only,
       without speaking; a pantomimist.
             [He] saw a pantomime perform so well that he could
             follow the performance from the action alone.
    3. A dramatic representation by actors who use only dumb
       show; hence, dumb show, generally.
    4. A dramatic and spectacular entertainment of which dumb
       acting as well as burlesque dialogue, music, and dancing
       by Clown, Harlequin, etc., are features.
  2. \Pan"to*mime\, a.
    Representing only in mute actions; pantomimic; as, a
    pantomime dance.
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